September 3rd, 2012
02:54 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama explains 'Romney-ball' at rally in Ohio

Toledo, Ohio (CNN) – President Obama spent Labor Day rallying autoworkers at a high school here, and just days after the start of college football season, he used football to push back against his republican opponent.

"After the convention Governor Romney came here to Ohio and he said he’s going to be the coach that leads America to a winning season," Obama said. "The problem is everybody’s already seen his economic playbook. We know what’s in it."


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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. cj1

    Doesnt seem to me that Obama has a playbook. If he had one we would have seen more change. Remember last election it was "Change We Can believein" all I see is an economy going down the tubes still a high unemployment right and more government hand outs than ever, Is that his way of helping people? Putting our country in to more debt?

    September 3, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  2. Tony

    Romney's game plan is simple. It does not matter what kind of defense his opponent runs. Tax cuts to the left. Tax cuts up the middle. Tax cuts to the right. If none of the above works, tax cuts going deep.

    September 3, 2012 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  3. sifto

    this year it will be Clinton's fault–he has the lead role at the convention–how embarrassing that BO had to crawl to him for backup....

    September 3, 2012 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  4. Ancient Texan

    Obama's playbook was a trillion dollar payback to the Unions that supported him Humongus failure! Now for an encore he wants to do it again.

    September 3, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  5. T'sah From Virginia

    Doesnt seem to me that Obama has a playbook. If he had one we would have seen more change.◄
    You can't blame it on the alcohol bu you can blame it on a "do-nothing" Congress, that fact is not that strange
    ►Remember last election it was "Change We Can believein"◄
    Yes, so clearly it is remembered because this year it's still about FORWARD CHANGE and NOT electing someone that will have the country "grieving."

    And the question, "are you better off now than you were 4 years ago" is not even a fair question – You are better off every day you wake up and that day was better than the day before – If you have a BAD DAY every day ??? then something is wrong with YOU!!!

    There is NOT a wrong or right answer to that questions!!! That answer can only be answered with YES – But!!! And the Republicans could not even answer it better if they were in the same shoes. So don’t believe the HYPE coming from the RIGHT – it’s empty rhetoric just like that chair they put on stage and thought they would gain from it!!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward and YES, We Know You Built That – We ALL Did!!!

    September 3, 2012 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  6. cali girl

    It's 4th and 10 at 80 yard line for team Sheriff of Nothingham and his sidekick Eddie Munster.

    September 3, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  7. "We Built This"... Campaign On Lies

    It's amazing how republicans demonize welfare or so-called "government handouts" for the poor, but when it comes to corporate subsidies better known as "corporate welfare" that also uses tax payers' money...silence.

    September 3, 2012 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  8. The Reprobate

    Romney doesn't talk about his game as governor of that liberal state of Massachusetts. Romney was governor when there was a strong national economy and yet that liberal that of Massachusetts was 47th out of 50 in job creation. He wants the nation to believe that he's going to create 12 million jobs in four years. His past game doesn't show it. But what do you expect to hear from the "Weather Vane"?

    September 3, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  9. mige

    The oil companies and Michelle Bachman get all the hand-out money.So did Rick Santorum.

    September 3, 2012 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  10. mige

    Oh the moderator Nazi is back from vacation.Did Exon and Humana pay your expenses?

    September 3, 2012 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  11. Sirned

    Republicans are just continuing their Bain attack on our Government... Bush got them started leveraging up debt on this country like Bain does after it buys a company. That's why Cheney was fine with running up debt because it's part of a larger plan where the rich investors win very step of the way. After our Government is in deep and distressing debt like was anticipated by the Bain model it's time to do step 2 come in and start firing everyone and selling off assets. Republican Governors across this country are doing just that. Now step three is about to begin strip all Medicare and SS from Americans just like Bain does when they suck out all the money from retirements and healthcare from the companies they take over... Great model for the super rich investors. Horrible and unfair to the American worker...

    September 3, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  12. Woman In California

    I'm getting a real laugh today watching republicans run SCARED of what's coming their way this week.

    As for Willard's "playbook" he hasn't any. He only cares about his draft dodging family and his foreign checkbooks. His playbook includes, blowing one of the most important moments of his greedy life last week, shipping jobs overseas, hiding his tax returns from the public and failing to have or reveal what he'll do to help the American people. Not a playbook I would ever want in the White House.

    September 3, 2012 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  13. g

    bush was the last republican president,how come he did not speak at their convention -wonder why

    September 3, 2012 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  14. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Romney's game plan is simple, Paul Ryans WMD Budget plan to dismantle medicare and ultimately social security to be sold to the highest bidder on Wall Street and what's left behind is considered just "collateral damage"(the most vulunerable citizens of this country).

    September 3, 2012 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  15. Marie MD

    Love that comment. The twit wnated to be governor because he is the chosen one in his religion and after almost 20 years he is as close as he will ever get.
    I rather he speak about being a mormon than hide what and who he really is and believes. His church is full of secrets because magic underwear or the planet Kolob or a 14 year old starting a religion(!) or their elder or statesman "speaks" to their god. Didn't we think that the flake from MN is a bit batty for the same thing?

    September 3, 2012 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |